Trista was born and raised in Canada where she received her foundational dance training in classical ballet, and contemporary dance. Graduating at age 16 to begin her professional career, Trista worked in the US, Canada, the UK & Europe performing with traditional dance companies, in theatre productions, and in the commercial dance industry. For over 15 years, she has worked with dancers and gymnasts across Canada and the US as a personal coach, choreographer and popular guest teacher. Her students regularly receive scholarships to the most prestigious training programs, and many have found success professionally as performers, choreographers, and teachers. In addition to her dance credentials, Trista holds certification in Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Pilates, and Yoga and uses these mind-body practices to inform her teaching in the dance studio. Trista is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher in levels pre-primary-Level 7 & Partnering.